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This Week’s Inspired Insight

November 19th, 2017

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You are today where your thoughts have brought you;  you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.  -James Allen

“A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances,”  wrote James Allen in As A Man Thinketh.  “A man cannot directly chose his circumstances, but he can surely choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.”  James Allen’s As A Man Thinketh has inspired millions to recognize the power of thought.

This week, I encourage you to consider where you thoughts have brought you and where your thoughts are taking you.

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

November 12th, 2017

If we want to make significant, quantum change, we need to work on our basic paradigms.  -Stephen R. Covey

“It becomes obvious that if we want to make relatively minor changes in our lives,” wrote Stephen R. Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, “we can perhaps appropriately focus on our attitudes and behaviors.”

Covey continues, “We can only achieve quantum improvements in our lives as we quit hacking at the leaves of attitude and behavior and get to work on the root, the paradigms from which our attitudes and behaviors flow.” Stephen Covey was an internationally recognized American author, speaker and businessman.

This week, I encourage you consider any significant change you want to make in your life. And what paradigms do you need to work on?

Have a happy and productive week!

 

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

October 29th, 2017

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. -Harriet Tubman

“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world,” said Harriet Tubman.  Born into slavery in 1822, Harriet Tubman was a leading American abolitionist during the Civil War.  Risking her life for others, she is recognized as an icon of courage.

This week, I invite you to dream big and reach for the stars!

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

October 15th, 2017

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You can’t go it alone. -Earl Nightingale

“Have you ever heard someone – usually one very young – say, “I don’t need anybody.  I’ll go it alone”?” asks Earl Nightingale.  Earl Nightingale was a radio personality, author and speaker.  He’s recognized as one of the pioneers in the personal development field.

“We need and must depend upon each other to survive and prosper,” explains Nightingale.

This week, I invite you to consider any areas of your life where you might be “going it alone,” and instead ask for support from others?

Have a happy and productive week!

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

October 8th, 2017

If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.  -Greg McKeown

In the best-selling book, Essentialism:  The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, author Greg McKeown asks, “What if we stop being busy as a measurement of importance?”  He continues, “What if the whole world shifted from the undisciplined pursuit of more to the disciplined pursuit of less…only better? I have a vision of people everywhere  having the courage to live a life true to themselves instead of the life others expect of them.”  Greg McKeown writes, teaches and speaks on the importance of being an essentialist.

This week, I encourage you to consider whether you are prioritizing your own life?

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

September 24th, 2017

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You can’t stand still. -Esther Hicks

“Have you heard the expression, “We’re either growing or we’re dying”?” asks Esther Hicks.  “We are either giving our attention to where we’re going or we’re giving our attention to where we’ve been or we’re giving our attention to where we are, but in any case, wherever we’re giving our attention is our vibration, and the Universe is matching it.”  Esther Hicks presents Abraham-Hicks teachings through presentations, books and media.  Abraham represents non-physical teachers with whom Esther dialogs.

This week, I encourage you to consider where you’re giving your attention.  And are you giving attention to what you want?

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

September 17th, 2017

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Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. -Jim Rohn

Have you considered becoming more of who you can be?  Are you as highly effective as you can be?  “Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills,” explained Jim Rohn.  Jim Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and speaker who touched and motivated millions of people all over the world to live better lives.  He lived from 1930 to 2009.

This week, I encourage you to ask yourself if you are as highly effective as you can be?  And who do you have to become to achieve higher effectiveness and what skills do you need?

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

September 10th, 2017

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Deciding means jumping in all the way, doing whatever it takes and going after your dreams with the tenacity of a dateless cheerleader a week before prom night.  -Jen Sincero

“You need to go from wanting to change your life to deciding to change your life,”  writes Jen Sincero, author of the best-selling You Are a Badass – How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Lead an Awesome Life and You Are a Badass at Making Money:  Master the Mindset of Wealth.  She combines humor with wise advice to help people implement change in their lives.  She explains it’s about the courage “to show up as the brightest, happiest, badassiest version of yourself, whatever that looks like to you.”

This week, I encourage you to consider an area of your life where you want to change.  And make a courageous decision to jump in all the way and go after your dreams with tenacity!

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

September 3rd, 2017

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is really great work.  -Steve Jobs

On this Labor Day in the United States, I thought it made sense to send a relevant quote.  And I was reminded of Steve Jobs’ commencement speech to the 2005 graduating class at Stanford University.  “And the only way to do great work is to love what you do,” he explained.  “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.  Don’t settle.  As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it,”  he continued.  Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple Computers and led the company in pioneering technologies until his death in 2011.

This week, I encourage you to consider your work.  And what steps can you take to be satisfied that you are doing “really great work?”

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

August 27th, 2017

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You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. -John Maxwell

“What are you preparing for?  Are you grooming yourself for success or failure?” asks John Maxwell in Maxwell on Leadership.  “You see, success doesn’t suddenly occur in someone’s life. For that matter, neither does failure.  Each is a process. Every day of your life is merely preparation for the next.  What you become is the result of what you do today.  In other words…You are preparing for something.”  John Maxwell is a best-selling author, coach and speaker  and was named the #1 leadership expert in the world by Inc magazine in 2014.

This week, I encourage you consider “what are you preparing for?”  And identify one change you can make to move you in the direction of greater success.

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

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